If you’re looking for a weekend break that doesn’t take much effort on your part to get there and will fire your children’s (and your) imagination, take a look at Warwick Castle Breaks. Warwick Castle is the real thing – dating all the way back to William the Conqueror and 1068 and now you can stay in its grounds in medieval themed accommodation. Package deals gives you entrance to the castle and its history, replete with ghosts and ghouls, with the second day free. There’s plenty to keep little princes and princesses happy with themed weekends and mid-week breaks running throughout the year.
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Even the most reluctant of students will engage with history as they become guests of the castle and step back in time. The Horrible Histories Maze will pique kids’ interest with just the right balance between gore and facts, as they lose their way and learn about the past 1000 years in an interactive experience. The Capability Brown landscaped gardens are great for letting off steam as well as an adventure playground with its very own fortress walls to breach.
Kids will love discovering more about the trebuchet - the largest working siege machine in the world, before stepping into the dungeons, with live actors, to bring the gruesome goings on to life. There are also birds of prey displays and the Knights Training Camp, where little ones can vent their steam and get to grips with a sword. Restaurants keep everyone topped up before heading off for your own adventure in the Knight’s Village.
You can choose to stay in a medieval themed woodland lodge on the banks of a river, the glamping tents or even a tower! Whichever one you opt for, this isn’t actually medieval camping and you’ll find everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay. If you’ve any little princesses they’ll be delighted with the Princess Felicie’s Tent; a picture of pinkness and one that’s sure to delight with its soft furnishings and fixtures. Each tent is fully lit, useful if little ones are still quaking after the dungeons, equipped with wooden floors and stocked with comfy beds, mattresses and bed linen as well as free WiFi so you can reach out to the modern world again. A king’s breakfast will set you up for your second day at the castle.